I am a person who rarely remembers dreams. If I do, it is typically fuzzy and only lasts for a short time before I forget it. On the morning of December 2, 2013 something unusual happened. No, I didn’t remember a dream but I must have had one. On that particular morning I woke up repeating urgently over and over again these words, “Love People – Every step of the way”. I wish I could remember the dream that led to this but I am grateful for these words.
I’ve thought about these words a lot over the last few months. I’m pretty sure it’s a beautiful message from God. It matches wonderfully with his the message in scripture. John 13: 34-35 is one of my favorite verses and it fits perfectly.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13: 34-45
These verses are fantastically simple but powerful. Love, Love, Love. I like to break this down into parts.
A new command I give you: Love one another – this is a simple but challenging command. How do we love one another?
As I have loved you, so you must love one another – there is no greater love than that of Christ. What a complete sincere love, being willing to give his life for my sins. I am so underserving, but he still loves me completely.
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another – our actions toward one another say more than words ever can. People will see that there is something different by the way we love on another, and this alone will make them seek what that difference is.
The second half of my message was “Every step of the way”. I have considered this portion a lot as well. It could be through every challenge in an individual’s life. It could be to love everyone I meet, making sure to show God’s love in simple interactions. It could be that through my journeys I’ll come across specific people needing love. For now, I’m assuming that it’s all of the above.
As a new adventure beings, I will be doing my best to “Love People – Every step of the way”.